portisfan24 wrote:Jeez people sure can take things too far.
As far as "standing up and challenging all em to a fight," are you joking?
1. That kid looks like a wimp.
2. Most people are not going to challenge an entire room to a fight. When you are the only person being picked on, and the whole class is against you, it is really hard to stand up for yourself.
This is very true. Many, many studies have shown that we are sheep and we tend to do what we're told.
Example from my life - in Ninth Grade a gym teacher thought I was mouthing off to him and slammed me up against the lockers three times. He got off without any punishment. Yeah, my dad ripped him a new one when they had a meeting, but that was it. No suspension, no dockage of pay, nada.
Of course, that was in 1985, pre-Everything-Must-Be-PC, so take that with a grain of salt.
Kids today are pansies. We just had to take it from teachers back in MY